Monday, 11 January 2010
Fixture backlogs and Dave Whelan in talking nonsense non-shock
He broke his leg in a cup final, you know
This Saturday - if the ice/snow thaws and the rain doesn't arrive and and... - the visitors to the stadio will be Cheadle Town. There are a lot of ifs there but if (there goes another one) the temperature does rise to 4C or 5C there must be a chance. And if it does take place it will be our first game for 45 days or six and a half weeks if you so wish. Which puts into perspective Father Jack Whelan's latest "walking fucking soundbite" that the premiership season should be extended due to what... two games being postponed. Wait while I shed a tear. But before then let us have a look at the Wigan Athletic fixtures.
They have nineteen league games remaining. One of the postponed games - Bolton Wanderers - has already been rearranged leaving just the Aston Villa game to be scheduled. A quick perusal of the fixtures of Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa tells me that the midweek commencing 1 February, the midweek commencing 23 February and all the midweeks in March, April and May are free.
Even Wigan Athletic's administration ought to be able to get one game played in that period. Surely...
Father Jack's reasoning of needing an extension to the season is beyond belief.
For the record The Robins also have nineteen league games to play of which SIX still need to be rescheduled. And that is at the moment before more postponements kick in - which they will. No undersoil heating (even undersoil heating that doesn't work/isn't turned on) at this level. Then of course we have to mention that the Vodkat Division One season finishes two weeks before the premiership season finishes. However I'm sure the Vodkat League will sort it out. There are a couple of weekends at the end of the season and plenty of free midweeks. And the clubs (that are all in the same boat) will raise teams for these games even though their players and officials will have done a day's work first and driven themselves to the game. That's a proper day's work not two hours kicking a ball about followed by a night in a five star hotel and a gentle morning stroll.
No Father Jack - you are talking absolute bollocks as per normal...
For the record this is where The Robins are at (at) the moment
In the league we have 19 games to play. Thirtenn have dates fixed for them while six still need to be rescheduled.
We are also awaiting a new date for Leek CSOB in the 1st Division Cup. So...
UPDATED FIXTURES IN SIMPLE(ISH) TERMS
SATURDAY 16 JANUARY: CHEADLE TOWN HOME
SATURDAY 23 JANUARY: RUNCORN LINNETS HOME Vodkat Challenge Cup
Saturday 30 January: Irlam Away
Tuesday 2 February: Rochdale Town Away
SATURDAY 6 FEBRUARY: ASHTON TOWN HOME
SATURDAY 13 FEBRUARY: IF WE BEAT LEEK CSOB IN 1ST DIV TROPHY: AFC LIVERPOOL HOME 1st Division Trophy
SATURDAY 20 FEBRUARY: FREE WEEKEND NO SCHEDULED GAME AS @ 9/1/10
SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY: BARNOLDSWICK TOWN HOME
Saturday 6 March: Ashton Town Away
SATURDAY 13 MARCH: DAISY HILL HOME
Monday 15 March: Chadderton Away
SATURDAY 20 MARCH: FREE WEEKEND NO SCHEDULED GAME AS @ 9/1/10
SATURDAY 27 MARCH: NORTON UNITED HOME
SATURDAY 3 APRIL: FREE WEEKEND NO SCHEDULED GAME AS @ 9/1/10
TUESDAY 6 APRIL: AFC BLACKPOOL HOME
Saturday 10 April: Eccleshall Away
Saturday 17 April: Atherton Colls Away
Saturday 24 April: AFC Liverpool Away
GAMES STILL TO BE ARRANGED:
AFC Blackpool v Wigan Robin Park
Cheadle Town v Wigan Robin Park
Holker Old Boys v Wigan Robin Park
Oldham Boro v Wigan Robin Park
WIGAN ROBIN PARK v LEEK CSOB
WIGAN ROBIN PARK v STONE DOMINOES
1st Division Trophy
WIGAN ROBIN PARK v LEEK CSOB